Running your Business

A range of business tools and guidance for supporting and running successful high quality early years childcare. 

Team Around Setting (TAS) 

The Early Years, Childcare & Business Development Service (EYCBDS) provides support for Ofsted registered settings with multiple concerns around the quality of provision of less than a Good Ofsted Outcome.

The TAS process can be initiated by EYCBDS, Multi Agency Early Years (MAGEY) group or from Ofsted notification relating to Welfare, Complaint, Suspension notice, Inadequate Inspection or Requires Improvement.

A TAS meeting is organised by TAS leads to address the areas of actions or concerns raised by Ofsted or by MAGEY group All areas of concerns or actions raised are related to Ofsted recommendations and/or statutory guidance.


Multi Agency Early Years (MAGEY) group

The MAGEY group has been set up to provide a monitoring process to ensure Ofsted registered provisions in Waltham Forest are of a high quality, inclusive and safe and prepare children for their next stage in learning or school.


Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures help and guide all staff working in an Early Years & Childcare setting. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all families, children, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to the setting. When policies and procedures are well thought out and, most importantly, implemented they provide common understanding and agreement on how things should be done at the setting.

Waltham Forest Early Years & Childcare team have developed a  range of policy and procedure prompt documents  to support in delivering high quality childcare.


Ofsted registered childcare providers can promote their provision to parents/carers through the childcare directory on the Early Years Provider Portal. 

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